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When Should I Replace My Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are durable comfort systems that can operate for many years at close to maximum efficiency (provided they have received regular maintenance and prompt repair work when necessary). But no mechanical device can last forever doing the kind of steady work that a heat pump does, and eventually your home’s heat pump will reach the point where you will need to retire it and install a new one.

Our team at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air knows that this will be a big decision for you, and we want to help. Call us to talk to our specialists in heat pumps in Riverside, CA. They can help you make the choice about whether you should replace your heat pump, and they will provide you with replacement options. When it comes to the actual installation, our team is ready to perform the work fast and effectively so you won’t have to worry about replacing your heat pump again for many years.

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Heat pump replacement in Riverside. Before and after pictures.

Some Ways to Tell That You Should Replace Your Heat Pump

A heat pump nearing the close of its service life will give you warnings, some more obvious than others.

The most noticeable sign of a heat pump that is no longer worth repairing is when the bills for repairs exceed $500 per year. If it costs that much to keep a system running, it’s a money drain that far outweighs the price of installing a new system that will cost you close to nothing in repair bills for the next few years.

Another place where costs will tell you that you have a failing heat pump is on the utility bills. Heat pumps are efficient appliances, so when they start to lose their efficiency, it will make a noticeable rise on your bills. If the costs do not come down after repairs and maintenance, then the heat pump has gone beyond the point where it is worth keeping.

The heat pump’s general performance will also send warnings. Constant loud operation, with grinding and groaning noises from the cabinets, usually means that the excess wear and tear on the system is too far gone for repairs to do any good. And if the heat pump simply cannot keep you as warm or cool as it once did and you find that you need to keep it running longer and longer to maintain the desired temperature, than you should replace it before it has a full and inconvenient breakdown.

Get A Professional Second Opinion… And A Professional Installation

If you have any doubts about whether your heat pump should retire or not, call up Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air, where we’ve worked on heat pumps for many decades. Schedule your heat pump replacement in Riverside, CA, and one of our team members will discuss your options with you. If you do need a new heat pump, trust to our skilled technicians to select the right unit for you and deliver a great installation.

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